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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a mover when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a mover, consider making adjustments to accommodate current guidelines. This may involve staying outside while the mover works inside your home or letting the mover handle only parts of the move.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines while performing any service work. For example, do not make physical contact with the movers, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.



How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

Can you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

Reviews for New Castle movers
Amy R.
We had a really big moving job that took two full days. The movers were absolutely wonderful! Not only were they all super friendly, but they were all very hard working and fast!! They even moved and put together our large swing set and trampoline! I would DEFINITELY recommend them to anyone moving. Absolutely fabulous company and workers!!! My husband and I were so thankful to have them!!!
A & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLCA & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLC
Gabrielle C.
You Say It We Move It is deserving of more than 5 stars. Saturday the 26th was when we confirmed that we were moving into a new house, which meant we had to find someone as soon as possible. I spoke to an extremely polite man who helped coordinate everything. There was a hiccup that was completely out of the company’s control, their back-up moving van wouldn’t start when they were on their way. And We only had one day to move the main stuff. Let me tell you, the customer service this company provided was AMAZING. They were able to locate the only uhaul available and made it happen the same day. Not only that, but it was extremely affordable for all of the driving distance, and work they put into moving everything. They were also really quick moving items from our old house to our new house. I will definitely use in the future, and recommend this company to everyone! Thanks again guys!
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Ann S.
King Movers did a fantastic job moving my Family’s things from Western Pennsylvania to Ohio and Indians! Their whole crew was very professional, polite, efficient, and conscientious with everything. They showed up early and stayed very late making sure everything was the way we needed. They were just the team we needed in a difficult situation! Would recommend them to anyone!! Thank you King Movers!
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Adella S.
I take my hat off to these young men who moved a very large and heavy bedroom suit for me. They were very neat, punctual and personable. I would without a doubt recommend them to anyone for all of your moving needs. 👍🏽
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Jeri M.
Mighty Movers rocked!! They moved our 3bdrm house FULL of stuff. They committed to a 9 hour day and I guarantee they didn't expect that we had that much stuff. The team worked hard and never stopped. They were friendly and understanding when going through our move. They were neat and kept things organized and listened to where we needed specific items/boxes put. I would hire them again and again.
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Thumbtack Customer
Travis and his crew did a fine job of moving our furnishings. They arrived on time and wrapped special pieces using furniture pads and film for drawers and dressers. I would recommend GE Logistic Solutions for all your moving needs. Pricing is fair and reasonable. Honest man of his word. N.A.L. New Castle, PA
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Thumbtack Customer
Travis Gladdish did an outstanding job moving our heavy grand piano. He has a good team and everything went well. I highly recommend him.
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Amanda B.
Overall it was a seamless move. They showed up on time. They were all polite minus one of them. He made me feel stupid because I did not unhook my washer/dryer. To be honest I don’t know how too, and ultimately I ended up leaving them in my rental for the owner. I will say, a few items were broke. Most important a dresser leg was broke to a brand new chest. A vase, cake plate, and a crock pot were broken. Overall this is a risk you take when hiring movers. I would just pay very close attention to valuables. I did have them wrapped in bubble wrap and clothe moving blanket but all items arrived.
A & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLCA & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLC
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